Nicolò Russo Perez is the Coordinator of the International Affairs Program at the Compagnia di San Paolo foundation, based in Torino, Italy. In this capacity, he is in charge of several grant-making and operational activities promoted by the foundation in the field of international relations, covering transatlantic, and European studies, as well as Mediterranean and emerging countries affairs, including the multi-year strategic partnership agreements with The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), of which he is also a member of the Executive Committee. A council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, Nicolò is currently serving also on the Board of ITHACA (operating in the field of acquisition and elaboration of geographic and cartographic data), as well as on the Scientific Board of the NATO Defense College Foundation in Rome. He is also a member of the Strategic Reflection Group on European affairs set up by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Previously, he worked at the European Commission, at the International Labour Organization and was a senior associate fellow at the EUISS in Paris.